XINYU CITY, China and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LDK Solar Co., Ltd. ("LDK Solar") (NYSE: LDK), a leading vertically integrated manufacturer of photovoltaic (PV) products, today announced that it has entered into a share purchase agreement dated October 19, 2012 with Heng Rui Xin Energy Co., Ltd., a PRC company invested by privately owned and state-owned funds ("HRX") in which HRX has agreed to purchase newly issued ordinary shares, accounting for approximately 19.9% of the total issued and outstanding capital of LDK Solar prior to such issuance, at a purchase price of US$0.86 per ordinary share, subject to the terms and conditions of the share purchase agreement, including a lock-up for 180 days. Pursuant to the share purchase agreement, HRX also has the right to designate three additional directors to the LDK Solar board, and the parties have also agreed to add two independent directors to the LDK Solar board. Closing of the proposed transaction is subject to, among other things, the receipt of all necessary consents and approvals from applicable governmental and regulatory authorities, including the various PRC governmental agencies.
About LDK Solar (NYSE: LDK)
LDK Solar Co., Ltd. (NYSE: LDK) is a leading vertically integrated manufacturer of PV products. LDK Solar manufactures polysilicon, mono and multicrystalline ingots, wafers, cells, modules, systems, power projects and solutions. LDK Solar's headquarters and principal manufacturing facilities are located in Hi-Tech Industrial Park, Xinyu City, Jiangxi Province in the People's Republic of China. LDK Solar's office in the United States is located in Sunnyvale, California. For more information about LDK Solar and its products, please visit www.ldksolar.com.
About Heng Rui Xin Energy
Heng Rui Xin Energy Co., Ltd is a company engaged in solar power, investment and related businesses. Its 60% equity is owned by Hi-tech Wealth Investment and Developing Co., Ltd (a company engaged in investment and solar power related businesses), and 40% equity is owned by Xinyu State-owned Asset Management Co., Ltd.